Lakeside Activities are an Anomaly Around Aspen—Right?

Hayden Gamble | August 9, 2019 | Lifestyle Feature

Aspen Adventure Company offers the only boat service on Twin Lakes.

When it comes to outdoor activities, one could argue Aspen has it all. From all variations of skiing in the winter to paddling, climbing, hiking and biking in the summer, there’s something for the variety of recreationalists. And with the debut of Aspen Adventure Company, boating can be added to the list.

Founded by Gabor Ferenczi, the outdoor-based operation shuttles guests one hour over Independence Pass to experience Aspen’s only boat tour service at Twin Lakes. Embark on the flagship outing for a full day of activities during its boat tour, including a pontoon boat cruise on Colorado’s 11th largest reservoir reflecting Mount Elbert, the state’s highest peak; a walking tour at the well-preserved ghost town of Interlaken Historical Ghost Resort; guided SUP-ing; relaxing on a sandy beach with chairs, music, beach toys (for the kids) and fishing gear, plus a multicourse lunch.

Ferenczi, a Hungary native, has lived in Aspen for 13 years, working as a ski instructor, paragliding tandem pilot and SUP guide. He saw a niche for people seeking to spend time on lakes and opted to offer customized trips. “The more I visited the lakes, the more I fell in love with them. It’s a magical and very private place,” he says.

Guests can fish, kayak and hang out along the Twin Lakes shores.

Aspen Adventure Company officially started in 2018 with its signature full-day boat tour trip. This summer, there are three new outings: a half-day version that includes a boat cruise and a ghost town tour; a half-day Interlaken Ghost Town tour via hiking or paddleboarding; and a guided or unguided river tour on your choice of paddleboard or tube, through North Star Nature Preserve along the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen. All tours and rentals include shuttle transportation, GoPro rentals, basic instruction, complimentary snacks and water. Time to get your paddle on. All-day boat tours $220 per person, river tube rentals from $40


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